Mechanical behavior of hybrid FRP composites with bolted joints

Manalo, A. C. and Mutsuyoshi, H. and Asamoto, S. and Aravinthan, T. and Matsui, T. (2008) Mechanical behavior of hybrid FRP composites with bolted joints. In: 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 20): Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials , 2-5 Dec 2008, Toowoomba, Australia.

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The behavior of an innovative hybrid Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite with bolted joints was investigated. Coupons and full-size specimens were tested to determine the effect of applied bolt torque and the contribution of adhesive bonding on the load capacity and failure mode of the hybrid FRP with bolted joints. The results showed that at different levels of applied bolt torque (10, 15, 20 and 25 N-m), little friction resistance developed. A slight increase on the load capacity was however observed with increasing tightening torque. On the other hand, the bolting accompanied by adhesive bonding provided resistance against slipping. The full-size hybrid FRP girder with joints using bolts and epoxy exhibited the same strength and stiffness as the girder without joints while bolting alone resulted to a beam with only 65% of the stiffness of those without joints. Theoretical analyses were conducted and result showed a good agreement with the
experimental results.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print held at USQ 624 FUT.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 21:08
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre reinforced polymer composites; bolted joints; mechanical behaviour; mechanical behavior
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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